|1.||the act of examining or state of being examined|
|a. written exercises, oral questions, or practical tasks, set to test a candidate's knowledge and skill|
|b. (as modifier): an examination paper|
|a. physical inspection of a patient or parts of his body, in order to verify health or diagnose disease|
|b. laboratory study of secretory or excretory products, tissue samples, etc, esp in order to diagnose disease|
|4.||law the formal interrogation of a person on oath, esp of an accused or a witness|
examination ex·am·i·na·tion (ĭg-zām'ə-nā'shən)
An investigation or inspection for the purpose of diagnosis.